A Yellow Shasta Daisy!
• Semi-Double Blooms Start Out Bright Yellow, Mature to Cream
• Short, Sturdy Stems Stand Up to Wind and Rain
• Repeat Blooms in the Fall!
One of the Outstanding REAL Series of Shasta Daisies!
The REAL Series is brand new, and far better than older varieties! These Shastas were bred for unique flowers, sturdy upright habit that needs no staking, lot of branches that produce lots of blooms, improved disease resistance and a repeat bloom period in fall – which all adds up to a really special plant for your garden!
Beautiful Yellow Coloring is a Breeder’s Dream – and This One Repeats in Fall!
It has long been a holy grail amongst breeders to create a colorful Shasta Daisy, not just the typical white petals, and Real Dream does it in spades! The deep yellow buds open to blooms of a vivid yellow which then slowly lightens to a delicious cream. The blooms have several layers of petals to show off their color as they open with abandon in early to midsummer; cut back the spent bloom stems, and this little beauty will double your pleasure as it reliably gives you a second bloom season in the fall!
And the Plant Itself is Nothing to Sneeze at!
Real Dreams’ disease resistance is excellent, so mildew doesn’t rear its ugly head, and the habit is short and sturdy, so the branches hold the blooms aloft despite wind or rain. There are a lot of these branches, too, and they keep coming, which means you will enjoy a wealth of blooms over a long period. At only 16-18 inches tall, this plant is half the size of older varieties, fitting in today’s smaller space gardens beautifully.
Very easy to grow! Plant in ordinary soil (it is not picky as to the type) in a spot with excellent drainage and full sun. In the south, a little afternoon shade is beneficial. If you have clay, add compost when planting; a raised bed also helps with drainage. It likes to be kept evenly moist, but after it’s established, it will take short periods of drought. Trim back after summer blooming to encourage repeat fall bloom. Deer tend to steer clear of Shasta Daisies.